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Promoting Crisis Services To Students

Concerning promoting behavioral health crisis services to school-age students, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2022 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

Colorado Youth Advisory Council Review Committee. The bill requires each student identification card issued to a public school student to contain the phone number, website, and text talk number for the 24-hour telephone crisis service center (Colorado crisis services) and Safe2Tell . If the school does not issue identification cards, the school shall request and display outreach materials from Colorado crisis services and send that information to parents and guardians at the beginning of each school year .

The bill requires Colorado crisis services the department of human services (department) to notify each public and private school in the state that it can provide outreach materials explaining the services provided, how to engage the services, about services provided by the behavioral health crisis response system and the possibility of peer-to-peer counseling as part of the offered services. Colorado crisis services shall provide those materials upon request. The department shall provide behavioral health crisis response system awareness and educational materials to each public and private school in the state.The bill appropriates $158,690 to the department of human services for use by the behavioral health administration to implement the bill.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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